My name is Adam and... well, I don't even have the books yet (ordered them Friday), but I've spent the past week or so almost exclusively on this forum. It is amazing! I tried REI back in 2004 through another program, but the strategies were seedy and there wasn't much in the way of support. I actually found this place after searching for David Lessing on FaceBook and being encouraged by him.
My wife and I lost our jobs recently (my wife was a special education assistant, I worked for my father's plumbing business as the office manager). The economy has hurt us badly. I'm currently unemployed and receiving a small amount of unemployment compensation. I have two daughters (9 years old, and 19 months old!) and it's really for them that I began to look at REI as a possibility again.
When I came across Dean and his program one night, I felt like he wasn't trying to BS anyone. Of course, I had to make sure, so I began the usual "scam" searches. I was startled to find that I couldn't dig up any legitimate claims against Dean! I'm sure you all know how rare that is. In fact, I've never heard of that happening before in this industry.
I immediately began to feel that surge of excitement; I actually felt like this could work! I think the best part about Dean's program is you guys. I've read so many posts from the top contributors and I've never had the sense that any of you are holding anything back or being aloof. I simply can't believe it.
So here I am, ready to give this another shot. Only THIS time, I can see that there will be information and motivation galore! I actually have the sense that this is going to work.
Using the information provided here, I've compiled a list of steps I need to take in order to get the ball rolling. If anyone sees where they can fill in a space or interject in any way, that would be much appreciated!
Thanks for stopping by and reading! I hope to make pretty regular posts.